Edwin McMillan

in Redondo Beach, California, The United States
September 18, 1907

September 07, 1991



Linus Pauling, Glenn T. Seaborg, Edward Condon, Ernest Lawrence, Vladi ...more

Edwin Mattison McMillan (September 18, 1907 – September 7, 1991) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first ever to produce a transuranium element. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn T. Seaborg in 1951.

McMillan was born in Redondo Beach, California, but his family moved to Pasadena the following year. He attended some of the public lectures at the California Institute of Technology as a high school student and began his studies there in 1924. He did a research project with Linus Pauling as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1928 and his Master of Science degree in 1929, both from the California Institute of Technology.

He then took his Doctor of Philosophy from Princ

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